Dominican Republic suspends imports from Colombia and Peru due to banana fungus

The Ministry of Agriculture from the Dominican Republic has adopted a series of preventive measures to protect local banana production from a fungus that affects countries in the region. This means it has suspended the importation of roots, tubers, rhizomes, or corms and planting material of Musaceae from countries affected by the Fusarium Foc TR4 fungus disease. Given the presence in Colombia and – recently – in Peru of the Fusarium TR4 fungus, phytosanitary surveillance in ports, airports, border posts and farms has been intensified.

Source: Fresh Plaza